Ran Tan Waltz

Song written by Kate Bush. The tone of the song is rather comic, while switching traditional gender roles. A young husband is left home holding the baby while the wife is out drinking and philandering. 'Ran Tan Waltz' was released as the B-side of the single Babooshka in June 1980.

Performances

The song was actually premiered during the Christmas Special in December 1979; the only performance of the song ever.

Cover versions

'Ran Tan Waltz' was covered by Goodknight Productions and Brian Wright.

Lyrics

Where is she
When the little thing cries?
She lies in a bed
With a friend of mine

But some nights
She'll run back in fright
If she picks on a dick
That's too big for her pride

Oh! Oh!
Why did I ever go marry her?
I was a child!
I'm holding the baby
She's ran-tanning constantly
She saw me coming for miles
She saw me open wide

Four o'clock
And the key's in the lock
And she's been on the win
And she's stinking of drink

Wakes the kid,
So I put him to sleep,
And she's in there all night,
Doubled over the sink

Oh! Oh!
Why did I ever go marry her?
I was a child!
I'm holding the baby,
She's ran-tanning constantly
She saw me coming for miles
She saw me open wide

Open wide
Open wide